Where’s the sign?
Experts tell us the image has supplanted other media. For proof one need only survey the local library, that most hallowed house of texts—the aisles between bookshelves are empty while around the collection of free computers is a minor population of intent faces peering into screens, with people behind waiting their turns. Even car dashboards tell us that our oil is low, making it so we never have to consult that transparent sticker that lives in the top left corner of the windshield between oil changes. We live by these dashboard indicators—one tells us when tire pressure is waning and how long to let the pump shoot air into the valve so we don’t have to parse through the bloated car manual. The dashboard tells us when to stop for gas and where the next station is. They do things that we now know we don’t like to do.
Gravitation toward more and more dynamic and visual accounting solutions follows in our sector as well. Over the last decades as integrated software technologies and automation processes slowly ascended the rungs of accounting services into what might be considered an admirable state of maturity—though not entire, in no way climaxed, or complete—they have more or less permanently jettisoned the types of manual ERP and accounting systems we once relied upon. We no longer tolerate banging through and synthesizing unplaced and lifeless financial statements, balance sheets, and income and cashflow reports, and for good cause. In addition to draconian tedium (we got tired of thinking about all the other things we might be doing), manual operations risk inconsistencies, client-relations problems.
Evolution of Change
And technology has continued to evolve. Where once we had to shift and pull data from disparate applications on our computers, relying on metrics kept here and there, having a look at one source, closing the file and opening another, then weighing and computing the two, customizable dashboards, such as those from Sage Intaact, have heightened project management that much more. Divided between role based and analysis, dashboards through Sage Intaact conform to an organization’s needs. They provide KPIs relevant to executives, all the way down to sales and finance teams, tailoring the available metrics to the person behind the screen. In the Role Function View project managers have access to time sheets, expenses to approve, and team utilization data; in the Analysis View, members of the finance team have point-by-point contact with reports, graphs and trends. There’s no unnecessary overlap.
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And through cloud-based management systems the individuated dashboards can zing to life when faraway from the office computer, in a living room or airport lounge, via laptop, tablet, or phone—wherever you are, on whatever device you choose.
Contact One Vision Solutions for more information on customizable dashboards through Sage Intaact.